Premier attends Jamaica infrastructure forum

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  • David Burt, the Premier (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

    David Burt, the Premier (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

David Burt, the Premier, was among the speakers at a two-day conference on infrastructure held in Jamaica this week.

The Caribbean Infrastructure Forum, which was held on Monday and Tuesday at Montego Bay, focused on the development of essential infrastructure in Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Topics covered included energy, water, ports, healthcare and tourism infrastructure.

Charlene Cartwright-Robinson, the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, also spoke on the development of infrastructure.

Steve Beatty, the global head of infrastructure for KPMG, moderated the heads of government panel, where the discussion covered social, economic and political challenges faced by island governments.

Jamaican business magnate Michael Lee-Chin, the chairman of Portland Private Equity, delivered the keynote speech.

According to Mike Morrison, the CEO of KPMG, more than 20 Bermuda delegates attended, with panellists including Lester Nelson, the CEO of the Bermuda Airport Authority, and Tawanna Wedderburn, CEO of the Bermuda Health Council.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, also took part in a panel on water and waste water infrastructure.

To read the KPMG media release, click on the PDF under “Related Media”

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Published Dec 16, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Dec 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm)

Premier attends Jamaica infrastructure forum

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